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Continental Congress authorizes first naval force

Posted by Kenneth Peck on

On this day October 13th,1775 The Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force—the precursor to the United States Navy.Since the outbreak of open hostilities with the British in April, little consideration had been given to protection by sea until Congress received news that a British naval fleet was on its way. In November, the Continental Navy was formally organized, and on December 22, Esek Hopkins was appointed the first commander in chief of the Continental Navy. Congress also named four captains to the new service: Dudley Saltonstall, Abraham Whipple, Nicholas Biddle and John Burrows Hopkins....

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USS Nautilus commissioned

Posted by Kenneth Peck on

On this day September 30th, 1954 The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S. atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy’s nuclear-propulsion program and began work on an atomic submarine. Regarded as a fanatic by his detractors, Rickover succeeded in developing and delivering the world’s first nuclear submarine years ahead of schedule. In 1952, the Nautilus‘ keel was laid by President Harry S. Truman, and...

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First Post

Posted by Kenneth Peck on

Welcome to Altogether American Signs!  We are a Veteran Owned Company and we hand make Military Themed Signs, Clocks and License Plates in the USA using heavy gauge American steel and a process known as sublimation, where the image is baked into a powder coating for a durable and long lasting finish. All of our signs are drilled and riveted for easy hanging. We do not stock signs as that would be too costly to store, we begin the process of making your sign or clock after your order is confirmed! Our sublimation process takes approximately 7 business days to...

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